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Former Supervisor Ray Carroll appointed to Justice of the Peace in Green Valley

Former District 4 Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll, who stepped down in Dec. 2016 just months short of 20 years at that job, was appointed today by his former fellow Supervisors to be Justice of the Peace in Precinct 7, serving Green Valley. Carroll applied for the seat, along with 7 others, after JP Lisa Royal quit in August, 2017 to become Administrator of the Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts in Tucson.
 Prior to this Carroll has been employed (Community & Government Relations)  with the  Amity Foundation (http://blogforarizona.net/former-pima-county-supervisor-ray-carroll-joins-amity-foundation/)
 Motion was made by District 4 Supervisor Steve Christy, 2nd by District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson.Vote was 4-1  with Supervisor Ally Miller against.

Former Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll

Carroll is a non attorney, as were most of the applicants (including Michael Acosta, Gary Halkowitz, Janie Stover) seeking this position. The only attorneys who applied were Ron Newman (also a JP pro tem) and Mathew Cannon. Two of the applicants (David Kryder and Barbara Blake) are Hearing Officers in Small Claims court, and non attorneys as well.  Info on the 8 applicants here:  link to AZ Daily Star article: http://tucson.com/news/local/candidates-seeking-vacant-green-valley-jp-appointment/article_c9b2f700-3fee-54a0-a728-88a6fc4248d0.html

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Former Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll joins Amity Foundation

Five-term Pima County Supervisor to Confront Arizona’s Deadly Opiate Epidemic (press release)

Ray Carroll joins Tucson-based Amity Foundation, returning to his roots in state’s private non-profit sector.

 Just short of 20 years as Pima County’s District 4 Supervisor, rather than seeking a sixth term Ray Carroll has decided to focus on battling Arizona’s historic opiate crisis, which kills more than two Arizonans daily, a 74% increase since 2012, by joining Tucson-based non-profit Amity Foundation.

Former Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll


Amity formed in 1969 to address the opiate crisis of the 1960’s and was originally called Tucson Awareness House. Carroll will immediately address the threat of a $77 billion cut in Medicare & Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System. If passed, it will drastically cut AHCCS funds over the next 10 years, which would be disastrous to health and mental health care systems in Arizona and hurt those in need.

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Watch AZPM interviews online – candidates for District 4 and 5 Pima County Supervisors

Interviewed on Arizona Public Media (AZPM, Channel 6 PBS) Metro Week yesterday were two challengers for the open seat for District 4 Pima County Supervisor, since long term Republican Supervisor Ray Carroll is retiring.  Republican Steve Christy and Green candidate Josh Riley were both interviewed.  Carroll has endorsed Christy for this seat.

Also interviewed were District 5 Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias (a Democrat who has served since Feb. 2002) and his Green Party opponent Martin Bastidas.  These interviews were conducted separately as well.

View this Metro Week show here:


Districts 1 and 3 Supervisor races were covered in last week’s Metro Week show:http://blogforarizona.net/view-azpm-interviews-online-candidates-for-pima-county-supervisors-in-districts-1-and-3/

District 2 Supervisor Ramon Valadez is running unopposed.

Vote wisely on or before Nov. 8, 2016.

Ann Day Community Park dedication (photos)

Fitting re-naming of the 34 acre Northwest Community Park yesterday in memory of the late District 1 Supervisor Ann Day, who was killed tragically in a head-on car accident on May 7, 2016. MC District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson spoke of her colleague Ann as a “cowgirl and can do person”, who loved parks, and had even helped a Maui couple donate a Make a Wish mesquite tree there at the park. She also said that Ann was “a true problem solver across party lines”. Day served on the Pima County Board of  Supervisors for 12 years(3 terms) , had retired in 2012.

This park is located at 7601 N. Mona Lisa Road (southwest corner of Magee and Mona Lisa Roads).

Ann Day’s daughter Jill Watters, son in law Justice of the Peace Adam Watters (Precinct 1), and their 3 children (Caitlin, Courtland, Cassandra) were in attendance.  The grandchildren led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance.

photo courtesy of Pima County

photo courtesy of Pima County

photo courtesy of Pima County

photo courtesy of Pima County

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NW Park to be dedicated for former Pima County Supervisor Ann Day – updated

the late Pima County Supervisor Ann Day

the late Pima County Supervisor Ann Day

Ceremony set for Sept. 24 to dedicate park in honor of former Pima County District 1 Supervisor Ann Day

“Pima County officials will unveil a sign formally dedicating a northwest Tucson park in honor of former Pima County District 1 Supervisor Ann Day, who died in a traffic collision May 7. The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. at Ann Day Community Park, 7601 N. Mona Lisa Road, located at the southwest corner of Magee and Mona Lisa Roads.

Speakers include Jill Watters, Day’s daughter; District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson, Chair of the Board of Supervisors; District 4 Supervisor Ray Carroll; County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry; as well as other supervisors and neighborhood representatives:

Diana Boros, Casas Adobes West 2 Neighborhood Coalition; Donna Heidinger, La Canada/Magee Neighborhood Association; and Betsy Sandlin, Romero Neighborhood.

On June 7, the Pima County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved renaming Northwest Community Park in Day’s honor. She represented District 1 for three terms, from 2001 to 2012. She also served in the Arizona Senate for 10 years.

During Day’s tenure on the Board, she strongly supported Pima County parks and had significant involvement with creating the Northwest Community Park. She vigorously advocated for funding the dog park and the ramadas located at this facility. Securing funding for the covered playground equipment was one of her last actions while serving on the Board.

### Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation adds a vital dimension to the quality of life for residents and visitors in Pima County. NRPR operates and maintains 46 parks, 23 trailheads, 13 community centers, The Loop and hundreds of miles of trails for recreational pleasure and manages over 250,000 acres of conservation lands open to outdoor recreation pursuits. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PimaCountyNRPR/.”


Valerie Samoy, Valerie.Samoy@pima.gov, 520-724-5220

Carolyn’s note: Supervisor Ann Day was a Republican, youngest sister of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

So. Arizona primary races of note

The Arizona Primary will be on Tues. Aug. 30 this year, here’s some notable primaries to watch/follow and vote wisely in:

Pima County:

—Pima County Attorney (D primary)
Incumbent Barbara LaWall vs. challenger Joel Feinman; no R challenger;
Green candidate Cyndi Tuell in the General
—Pima County Assessor (D primary)
Incumbent Bill Staples vs. challenger Brian Johnson; no R candidate;
Independent candidate Suzanne Droubie in the General
—Pima County Sheriff (R primary)
Republican challengers Mark Napier vs. Terry Staten
to face off with incumbent Democrat Sheriff Chris Nanos in the General
—Pima County Supervisor District 1 (D primary and R primary)
Democrats Brian Bickel vs. Jeff Farrell (update – Farrell has been disqualified, no primary)
to face off with either incumbent Supervisor Ally Miller (R)
or her challenger John Winchester in the General
—Pima County Supervisor District 4  (R primary)
Open seat – Ray Carroll (R) retiring:
Republicans seeking seat are John Backer, Steve Christy, Marla Closen; no D candidate;
Green candidate Josh Riley in the General
—Pima County School Superintendent (D primary)
Open seat – Linda Arzoumanian (R) retiring:
Democrats Michael Gordy vs. Dustin Williams;
to face Republican Margaret Buckholder in the General
State House:
LD 2 (D)
Baumann, Aaron
Gabaldon, Rosanna (incumbent)
Hernandez Jr., Daniel
2 to face off with incumbent Rep. Chris Ackerley (R) in the General
LD 9 (D)
Friese, Randy (incumbent)
Hannley, Pam Powers
Kopec, Matt (incumbent)
2 to face off with R challenger Ana Henderson in General
LD 10 (D)
Engel, Kirsten
Frogge, Courtney
Mach, Stefanie (incumbent)
(open seat: Incumbent Bruce Wheeler retiring)
2 to face off with  R challenger Todd Clodfelter in General
Arizona Citizens Clean Election Commission hosting debates in June for LD 2, LD 9 and LD 10. See our Calendar for details.